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Glossy, customizable reprints or PDFs of content are offered by the APA.

Reprints can be ordered in two ways: hard-copy, glossy reprints or electronic Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Glossy reprints are great for mailing and handing out, while a PDF can be used to reproduce editorial content on your website. Both can be customized with separate company information and logo added.

Reprints are available for editorial content from PAYTECH magazine. Pricing is customizable depending on reprint type, number of pages, and usage.

If you would like to order reprints, please fill out our reprint order form and email the Membership Publications department.

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